Northern Kentucky University
Highland Heights, KY, USA

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Key Admission Stats

Institution Type
Public
  • Coed

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Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Suburb or town
0
100
89%
Acceptance Rate
5,995
Students Applied
66%
Transfer Acceptance Rate
726
Transfer Students Admitted

Admissions Requirements

SAT
Yes
ACT
Yes
SAT Subject Tests
Yes
AP Course Credit
Yes
Dual Enrollment
Yes
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Fall Regular Decision August 15, 2021 May 1, 2019
Other
Summer Transfer
May 1, 2019
Test Optional
Yes
Application Fee
$40
Fee waivers available
Applications Accepted
Rolling Admissions
No

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
70%
Out-Of-State Students
30%
US States Represented
38
Countries Represented
57
96%
Submitting ACT
6%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 24
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1148
0
1600
SAT Percentiles

Math
25th
480
75th
620
Reading
25th
510
75th
610
3.40
Average GPA
Students Enrolled By Class Rank

Top 10%
12
Top 25%
34
Top 50%
68
Students Enrolled By Household Income

< $30k
281
$30k - $48k
167
$48k - $75k
184
$75k - $110k
193
$110k+
172

Admissions Resources

Admissions: visit page
Admissions Email: [email protected]
Admissions Telephone: 800-637-9948
For International Student Services: visit page
For Students with Disabilities: visit page
For Veteran Services: visit page

What Students Are Saying

3.66 Average Rating
NKU is what you make of it. If you are a commuter student, then you have to work harder to create a fun (yet hard-working) semester. That's why I would recommend living on campus if possible, you're more connected to everything!
Olivia from Cincinnati, OH
Take a campus tour and APPLY EARLY! First year scholarships are the biggest, but the deadline for consideration is in mid-January. Many of the merit scholarships are renewable, so having them really adds up. Also, applying early gives you an earlier orientation date, and there's a much larger class selection that way!
Kelsey from Franklin, KY
If you are a prospective student, I suggest going to an open house. I also suggest that if you become enrolled, make sure to go to the fresh fusions, and also get involved on campus. It is the best way to find new friends and keep grades up.
Sarah from Highland Heights, KY
Dorm on campus and get involved for a better experience.
Beau from Cincinnati, OH
NKU is affordable and a great community to be part of. I would recommend this university to anyone who wants an affordable, yet quality education. There are a lot of activities available for all sorts of interests both on and off campus.
Candice from Dayton, KY
Don't be afraid to contact staff or faculty with questions. They will be glad to answer or direct you to someone who can.
Paige from MI
If you can, live on campus. The residential village is nice and has different types of dorms ( traditional, apartments...). Try to engage in different clubs and events that are held on campus. It is so easy to make friends for a lifetime.
Juliane from Highland Heights, KY
Apply early! Living at home can cut your costs in half.
Aaron from Dry Ridge, KY

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